I’ve been wondering why, on our recently concluded US tour, the Tallis Scholars were such a pleasant and civilised bunch of people to be with. The answer came to me in flash – five of the ten singers are the children of Anglican clergy. That must be it. So I invited them to pose for me around the entrance to Cabell Hall at the University of Virginia in Charlottesville, where we sang on April 3rd. Convinced? They are (l to r of the lower picture) Patrick Craig, Simon Wall, Amy Haworth, George Pooley and Caroline Trevor.